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Bess Rowen

Bess Rowen is currently a PhD student in the department of Theatre at CUNY, The Graduate Center. She completed her MA in Performance Studies at New York University in 2011, after graduating from Lehigh University Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a double major in English and Theatre and a minor in Psychology. She is an Equity Membership Candidate and has studied acting at Michael Howard Studios, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, and The Gaiety School of Acting (The National Theatre School of Ireland). She has also directed, stage managed, and even done a little playwriting. Bess is currently an Arts & Culture blogger for The Huffington Post, an Associate Producer with The Fulcrum Theater and has written scholarly reviews for publications such as Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Theatre Journal. She has an avid interest in stage directions, female playwrights, Irish theater, and theatrical riots.

New York Neo-Futurists
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New York Neo-Futurists

An Interview with Christopher Andrew Loar

8 April 2014

Bess Rowen interviews Christopher Andrew Loar of the New York Neo-Futurists, creator/director of The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill.

Ladies in the Band
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Ladies in the Band

9 November 2013

Bess Rowen talks to Director Cosmin Chivu about his production of The Mutilated.

A League of Their Own
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A League of Their Own

League of Professional Theatre Women’s International Theatre Award

22 September 2013

Adara Meyers offers a brief overview of the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Interview with Sarah Benson by Bess Rowen
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Interview with Sarah Benson by Bess Rowen

30 June 2013

Bess Rowen interviews Sarah Benson on her role as the artistic director of Soho Rep.

Travelin’ Band
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Travelin’ Band

Interview with Emma Rice

24 March 2013

Bessie Rowen interviews Emma Rice about her international touring theatre company, diversity, and collaboration.